ERIC Number: ED179075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Entre dois mundos: vida quotidiana de criancas portuguesas na america [Between Two Worlds: The Daily Life of Portuguese Children in America].
de Meneses, Fernando
This Portuguese reader with accompanying teacher's guide describes the culture shock that Portuguese children and their families face when they immigrate to North America. The reader is divided into 75 short stories about the families that come from the rural areas of Portugal where there has been little industrialization. The purpose of the reader is to help children grow to modes of thinking adaptable to the industrial city without losing the values implicit in the life and culture of their village. To achieve this goal, the teacher's guide suggests four steps: (1) to listen with respect to all elements of the old culture, (2) to search for the general values that are at the origin of the different customs, (3) to find the economic and historic reasons why those values were expressed in such customs, and (4) to find ways the permanent values can be incorporated into practices consistent with life in the modern city. For each story, the teacher's guide contains the counseling goal for dealing with the certain cultural aspect of the story, discussion questions, project suggestions, and explanations of certain language and cultural terms used in the story. The text is in Portuguese and the teacher's guide is in English. (NCR)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Culture Conflict, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Portuguese Americans, Rural Urban Differences
National Assessment and Dissemination Center, 49 Washington Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 ($2.50 for student's book, $1.25 for teacher's guide)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment and Dissemination Center for Bilingual Education, Fall River, MA.